Def Leppard Continue Re-Recording Back Catalog To Spite Label

Def Leppard are working through re-recording some of their back catalog so that their former label has no control over their sales.

Def Leppard Continue Re-Recording Back Catalog To Spite Label
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Def Leppard are working through re-recording some of their back catalog so that their former label has no control over their sales. As reported a couple of weeks ago, Def Leppard recently re-recorded and re-released new versions of "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and "Rock Of Ages", saying that the reasons were due to an ongoing dispute with their ex-label. Now frontman Joe Elliott has expanded in a new interview with Billboard.com. Elliott says that the band refuses to deal with their former record label, Universal, "until we come up with some kind of arrangement" over compensation, especially for digital downloads. Elliott says Def Leppard are also starting to think about recording brand new material, although it's possible that they may release one or two tracks at a time rather than an album. Joe also revealed that he is working on a second "Down N Outz" album and he hopes to release it in 2013. Thanks for the report to Michael Leonard, Gibson.com.

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    Pol-Pot-Smoker
    Dealing with major record labels is a ****ing pain in the ass. Never really got into Def Leppard, but best of luck to these guys.
    Lightning_Ray
    Battman1993 wrote: For a hair band that's pretty badass
    I wouldn't call Def Leppard a "hair metal" band. Sure, they jumped on the 80's "Glam Rock/Metal" bandwagon sound (especially) with Hysteria but they were around before those kind of bands appeared, which is why they had a huge influence on the Glam L.A. scene. That doesn't necessarly mean they were really part of it. Check out some of their stuff besides the overplayed "Pour Some Sugar On Me"" or "Rock Of Ages", you'd be surprised.
    PatVanHalen5150
    Good. Now, re-record the first 2 albums & go on a tour playing only those 2 albums in their entirety.
    accadacca97
    I like Def Leopard, but they have basically made a career out of 2 albums. I'd like to see them do more stuff from their pre-Pyromania days
    Midnightoutlaw
    mradubz33 wrote: What has 9 arms and sucks??? Def Leppard
    what has 9 arms, very musically talented, incredibly melodic and innovative... def leppard
    soulgrenade
    Losing Steve Clark doomed Def Leppard. He was their principle songwriter and without him they are lost.
    swave75
    I bet it must suck to have to re-record those songs. It's like double work.